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Thiel Mountains 07003
Basic information Name: Thiel Mountains 07003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: TIL 07003
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: Antarctica [Collected by Korean Expedition for Antarctic Meteorites (KOREAMET)]
Mass:help 18 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 624 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 30 Aug 2014
Writeup from MB 103:

Thiel Mountains 07003 (TIL 07003)        85°09.43’S, 94°36.39’W


Found: 2007 Dec 24

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

Physical characteristics: The stone is almost completely covered with dark-black fusion crust; the interior is relatively fresh.

Petrography: The rock consists of chondrules (~64 vol.%), AOAs (~2 vol.%), one large CAI (~3 vol.%) and fine grained matrix (~ 31 vol%). Chondrules, AOAs the CAI are elongated and aligned in the same direction and numerous micro-faults are present. Opaque minerals are Fe-Ni metal and troilite; no magnetite was found in the section. The petrographic characteristics are very similar to TIL 07007. Chondrules are mostly type-I PO or POP chondrules and many of them were surrounded by coarse-grained igneous rims. Typical sizes of the chondrules are 0.89 mm × 0.58 mm. One CAI (2.78 mm × 0.94 mm) in the section mostly consist of melilite, spinel and Al-diopside. AOAs mainly consist of olivine (Fa content <2.6 %) with minor amount of melilite and Al-Ti-diopside.

Geochemistry: Olivine: Fa0.3-5.7 (av. Fa1.1). Low-Ca pyroxene: Fs0.6-3.1Wo0.3-3.3 (av. Fs1.2Wo1.5). High-Ca pyroxene: Fs0.3Wo47.4. Melilite in CAI: Ak content from 9.8 to 20.5.

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Origin or pseudonym:Moulton Escarpment
Date:2007 Dec 24
Mass (g):18
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Classifier:B.-G. Choi, Seoul-NU, and A. E. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):7.7
Type spec location:Seoul-NU
Main mass:KOPRI
Comments:Submitted by B.-G. Choi
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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Seoul-NU: Department of Earth Science Education, Room# 13-426, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 151-748, South Korea (institutional address; updated 20 Dec 2014)
KOPRI: Korea Polar Research Institute, 26 Songdomirae-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Korea, 406-840, South Korea; Website (institutional address; updated 20 Dec 2014)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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